Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread and shared their valuable insights.
This is for future reference:
This year, they have taken in 28 kids for admission to CBSE @ DKS. Rest of the kids come from their UKG.
Total strength for each STD (all sections together) seems to be 120. Reference: http://cbse-dks.kumarans.org/index.php/accreditation-corner/cbse-affiliation-report/
Fee structure for 1st STD CBSE @ DKS:
Total fees per year = 16,625 x 4 (Tuition fees per quarter) + 2,500 (Betterment fees) = 69,000
Books, uniform, accessories, transport are additional.
There is a one time Capital expenditure fees of 60,000 to be paid in 1st year.
* Tuition fees (19,625 x 4) and capital expenditure fees (71,000) seems to have been reduced this year - maybe due to the pandemic.
On selection process:
Criteria for selection/rejection at application stage or interview stage is unknown.
Performance of the kids in the written/oral tests seems to be an important factor.
From previous year's threads, there are cases of rejections even during interview stage.
But this year, have not heard of any rejections in interview stage. Mostly looks like everyone who cleared the test and got call for interview - have made it. Again - maybe due to the pandemic, the competition might have been a bit less this year (just a guess. not sure though).